Barnes & Noble is an American bookseller. It is a Fortune 1000 company and the bookseller with the largest number of retail outlets in the United States. However, due to the COVID 19 they closed over 400 of their stores. Some will not reopen due to the fierce competition with Amazon and other online retailers.In August 2019, Elliott Management Corporation acquired the company. Barnes & Noble.com leverages the power of the Barnes & Noble brand to offer online customers the Web's premier destination for books, eBooks, magazines, toys & games, music, DVD and Blu-ray, and related products and services. You can typically get a cheaper price through Barnes & Noble online, because those things are shipped to you straight from the warehouse. So there's a shipping charge, and the cost of the book is usually what the publisher has set it as.